Widening the Pedagogical Net: Upcoming Conferences and Twitter Chats
In today’s post, I wanted to draw your attention to some wonderful conference opportunities and calls for proposals.
- 2012 East Central Writing Center Association Conference – Proposals are due by Monday, November 21, 2011; please see http://ecwca.org/ for more details.
- 2012 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference – Proposals are due by Tuesday, November 29, 2011 (deadline extended from previous deadline); please see http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/IWAC.html for details.
- 2012 European Writing Centers Association Conference – Proposals are due by Thursday, December 15, 2011; please see http://writingcenters.org/2011/05/2011-2012-conference-calendar/ for details.
- In fact, definitely check out the International Writing Centers Association’s website and 2011-2012 Conference Calendar regularly! New conference opportunities await: http://writingcenters.org/2011/05/2011-2012-conference-calendar/
Lastly, for those of you who enjoy Tweeting or are Twitter-curious, there are some outstanding writing-and-education-related Twitter conversations happening on a weekly basis. To get a primer on some of these super fun electronic conversations, please read Erin E. Templeton’s excellent ProfHacker article (January 24, 2011), “Enrich Your Teaching Through Social Media.” I just took part in the #FYCchat (First-Year Composition Chat) on a Wednesday night (9-10 pm ET) last month, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ideas and excellent teaching tips that the participants from across the nation were freely sharing. For details, check out Lee Skallerup’s awesome First-Year Composition Chat blog compendium: http://fycchat.blogspot.com/
Other cool Twitter conversations include:
- #InnovationsLabchat – http://innovationslab.wordpress.com/
- #engchat – Every Monday at 7 pm ET – http://engdocollaborative.wikispaces.com/EngChat+on+Twitter
- #edtech – a great hashtag to search to see what other teachers and instructional designers are discussing related to all things ed-tech
So, what are your favorite ways to use social media to widen your pedagogical net? We’d love to hear your ideas, so share away!